‘Occupy Yale’ Caravan Demands Yale Pay Its Fair Share of Taxes to the City of New Haven
Megan Fountain, Unidad Latina en Acción
More than 100 cars and 50 marchers on foot took the streets on Dec. 10 for a rally and car caravan to “Occupy Yale.” This action was sponsored by Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA), Black and Brown United in Action (BBUA), Hamden Action Now. Cars and marchers took over downtown New Haven and Yale campus to call on the university to pay its debt to the people of New Haven. With the City facing a deficit of $13 million, Yale is closing the fiscal year with a surplus of $203 million and an endowment of $31.2 billion.
“Our people are going hungry and dying, jobs are scarce, some people are living in tents in the woods, and others are about to lose their homes” said John Lugo of Unidad Latina en Acción. “Will the City of New Haven cut jobs and slash essential services to subsidize Yale’s tax breaks? Will renters and homeowners continue paying for the taxes that Yale doesn’t pay?”
Contact: Megan Fountain, firstname.lastname@example.org, (203) 479-2959.